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September 2021 Connector

Welcome to the September 2021 Connector – the Washington Nonprofits monthly newsletter.  In this edition: Welcome New Members Recruiting Diverse Candidates Be an Equity Ambassador NEW: Nonprofit Open Office Hours Our Staff is Growing New RFP Opportunity – Outreach to Historically Disadvantaged Communities Creating an Accessible Online Presence Read the September 2021 Connector here!

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How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

Q: We have a unique job posting and are looking to broaden our reach. Any insights or recommendations for outlets to post to would be greatly appreciated. A: Washington Nonprofits recently hired for several positions. We wanted to broaden our reach and recruit diverse candidates. With that intention in mind, we published job postings in community-based publications around Washington state. We ran ads in Black Lens News, The Fig Tree, and South Seattle Emerald. Community-specific publications can be great ways to reach candidates from diverse populations and show your support for their community. Abby Engers, writing for Mac’s List, encourages […]

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Three Simple Tips for a More Accessible Online Presence

As disability awareness increases, communicators are working hard to understand how to make online content more accessible. As a communicator who is just beginning to understand the importance of making content accessible and how to do it well, I can tell you that this is a journey that requires intention, time, thoughtfulness, and resources. While it’s not something you can do well across all your platforms in a day, there are some simple things that you can do now, to build a more inclusive online presence. Here are three accessibility practices you can start using today: 1. Use CamelCase Hashtags […]